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Valerie Sponsel, PhD, DSc

Professor of Biology; Ricardo Romo PhD Endowed Professorship

Department of Biology; Honors College

UT San Antonio

Teaching gives me a sense of purpose, and I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment I get when my students demonstrate how much they have learned.

Everyone is different. An effective teacher uses a variety of methods to impart information as students learn in different ways; each with his/her own strengths and weaknesses. It follows that one must also use a variety of methods to assess their learning too.